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Programme Manager

NHS AfC: Band 8c

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Programme Management
NHS AfC: Band 8c
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Quarry House
£61,777 - £72,597 per annum
19/08/2019 23:59

Our Organisation

NHS England and NHS Improvement came together on 1 April 2019 as a new single organisation. The NHS Long Term Plan focuses on delivering integrated care to patients at the local level and we can best support the NHS to deliver this as a single integrated organisation.

Our new operating model represents a strong shift to regional delivery supported by expert corporate teams. ​ Local health systems are supported by our integrated regional teams who play a major leadership role in the geographies they manage.

We are jointly committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

NHSX has been created to accelerate the transformation of the health and care system through the use of technology, realising the ambition set out in the NHS Long Term Plan and the Government’s Technology Vision for Health and Care.  NHSX will harness the best expertise from industry, leading talent from across Government and the health and care sector to make the NHS the best place for people to manage their own care and provide access to services that are convenient to them.  We will enable staff to focus on the things that only they can do and spend more time with patients using technology to reduce demands on their time from routine activities.  Ultimately, we aim to establish the NHS as a place where innovation and best practice flourish, enabling innovators to work closely with the NHS, ensuring that the needs of our users are at the heart of the solutions that they develop. 

The spread of digital technology across all areas of life means patients increasingly expect to be able to interact with healthcare through digital channels with greater access to services, choice and control.

In England patients can use the NHS e-Referral Service (NHS e-RS) to be referred into elective care for their 1st consultant led outpatient appointment.

As defined in the 2017-19 NHS Planning Guidance and Standard Contract, all referrals for GP to first consultant led outpatient appointments must be made through the NHS e-Referral Service.

The programme is dependent on strong partnership working between clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), primary care clinicians and provider trusts, with local and regional support from staff within NHS England and NHS Improvement and NHS Digital.

The Paper Switch Off programme which delivered the roll out of the e-Referral Service was successfully delivered in October 2018. A programme of work to further the refinement and utilisation of the service has now been agreed, this post will deliver one of the four workstreams to achieve this and support the North East and Yorkshire and North West regions.

The successful implementation requires an ambitious and capable e-RS Programme Manager for the North East and Yorkshire and North West region providing oversight, monitoring, and overall programme management controls. The Programme Manager will support; the assigned regions; lead on one core support workstream; support the overall agenda of the team and NHSX ; support the 7 NHS England and Improvement Regional Teams; provide support to the governance structure.

The post holder will be part of a dynamic team working closely with various internal and external stakeholders to enable the delivery of e-RS Programme within NHSX


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For further details: Ryan Dobson

Telephone: 07730375276